Forbidden City

by Alessandro Gho August. 22, 2007 9596 views

The Forbidden City, officially known as Palace Museum (Gugong), is China’s most magnificent architectural complex and was completed in 1420. It covers an area of 720,000 sq meters and consists of over 800 buildings. Forbidden to commoners, 24 Emperors over 500 years ruled China from its halls.

Benches next to the Hall of Preserving Harmony. The Hall has no support pillars, and to the rear is a 250 tonne marble imperial carriageway carved with dragons and clouds, which was moved into Beijing on an ice path.

(BEST ENLARGED) - Tree in the Imperial Garden. The Garden is set at the northern end of the Forbidden City. 7000 sq meters of fine landscaping, including rokeries, walkways and pavilions.

Stairway leading to the Hall of Middle Harmony. The Hall was used as a transit lounge by the Emperor to the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the most important and largest structure of the Forbidden City.

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Thomas Thompson 13 years, 1 month ago

Very very cool

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Emme Tan 13 years, 2 months ago

the first shot is awesome

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Vterezia 13 years, 2 months ago

GREAT SHOTS!!!

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Justii 13 years, 3 months ago

ooohh reali goood I like your photos :D

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Gaston Petzold 13 years, 7 months ago

Really great set.

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Rodolphe Eneida 13 years, 7 months ago

Greatly processed. The tone is superb

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Jendayee 13 years, 7 months ago

Love the treatment you use ! and always informative sets !

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David Cardona 13 years, 7 months ago

Great! You make me remember an article from Reader´s Digest Selections that shows too many pics about Forbidden City and now you refresh my visual impressions. The article was seeing for my at 1977, 30 years ago when my father share it with me as a mean for help me to learn about reading. This place is sUpErb! Thanks for sharing!

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Wella Godin 13 years, 7 months ago

great tonal..very sharp...well done..!!!

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Aurã©Lie 13 years, 7 months ago

What's a mystery shot ! beautiful !

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ursula 13 years, 7 months ago

very dramatic! well done!

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Whitecotton 13 years, 7 months ago

你在中国吗?are u in china now? we can be friends ^^*

13 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shengli Chen 13 years, 8 months ago

great!!!!!!!! the forbbiden city is too big,,,been there twice still couldn't see all !!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Alex 13 years, 8 months ago

Wow. These are just stunning. Really I'm kinda speechless!

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Krystyna Knypl 13 years, 8 months ago

very, very interesting post.

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
K 13 years, 8 months ago

great shots, good job!!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Daniel 13 years, 8 months ago

Great set:)

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kamila 13 years, 8 months ago

fantastic atmosphere! great

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Bhim 13 years, 8 months ago

keep continue, i don't wanna say u r great, cause u really great.
yr blog posting differ than other, with information photo set looking like a magazine's photo feature.
thanks
keep continue

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Agodashi 13 years, 8 months ago

Impresive work,really awesome!!! Love this set!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Edward Phillips 13 years, 8 months ago

Really like the first and third one - really great shots and great atmosphere

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gagmaba 13 years, 8 months ago

Very interesting shots, very interesting post :)

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Irena Frã¶Hlichovã¡ 13 years, 8 months ago

It tooks my breath away

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Sherij 13 years, 8 months ago

WOW awesome post!! #2 is fantastic!!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
K C Ng 13 years, 8 months ago

Very beautiful set, I love them all!!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marco 13 years, 8 months ago

Good contrast and colors! Great set
Congrats!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chris 13 years, 8 months ago

wow! stuning and powerful!!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Al 13 years, 8 months ago

Wow! Really impressive. My fav. is #2;-)

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Pete 13 years, 8 months ago

awesome set
I like the lighting'

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Mariola 13 years, 8 months ago

oh my God.
love your photos.
fantastic shots. :**
kisses.

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Shawn Seah 13 years, 8 months ago

WOW!! THumbs up for #1. Amazing tone and frame. WOW!!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Lisa 13 years, 8 months ago

Stunning set. The tones are so beautiful. And the Forbidden City is amazing.

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ajoeh 13 years, 8 months ago

Don't say they are not superb photos, I like the pattern captured and love the color tone.

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Maco 13 years, 8 months ago

these are fantastic!!!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Monika 13 years, 8 months ago

What an amazing, enchanted place! And how much history is hiding among those 250 tons of marble! You are really lucky to have seen this wonder. THanks for sharing!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tim 13 years, 8 months ago

What a place!!1

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Silke 13 years, 8 months ago

Congrats to this excellent first shot!!
I could imagine, that it is on the front page of the blog tomorrow!!

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
G 13 years, 8 months ago

slick contrast

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Chris 13 years, 8 months ago

Awesome, first pic just fabulous:-)

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gary 13 years, 8 months ago

Well captured and presented.

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Anna 13 years, 8 months ago

I am so glad that I accidently press your blog - sorry it was accident, but your photos are stunning, you got real talent my friends.
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13 years, 8 months ago Edited
David Swatton 13 years, 8 months ago

Great shots - love the first one

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Fionarobinson 13 years, 8 months ago

love your photos, so dramatic and beautiful in B+W

13 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jennifer Patience 13 years, 8 months ago

These are fantastic. I like the strong lines.

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